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Council fined after power line collisions endangered lives

13-09-2012

Council employees, agency workers and passers-by narrowly avoided electrocution or injury on two separate occasions when vehicles collecting recycled material struck overhead power lines, a court heard today.

On both occasions workers for Powys County Council were using kerb side collection…

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Farm owner fined after overlooking legal requirements

27-05-2012

The owner of a Bedfordshire farm has been prosecuted for failing to complete legally required documentation in relation to safe working near overhead power cables.

On 17 May, Bedford Magistrates' Court heard that, on 23 June 2010, an employee of Davison & Co (Barford) Ltd., the owners of Co…

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